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Decision making using OS maps: choosing the best site for a development in the rural-urban fringe

Decision making using OS maps: choosing the best site for a development in the rural-urban fringe

These OS map based activities aim to develop decision making and map analysis skills. They are relevant to learners in the 14-16 and 16+ age groups who are considering the impact of developments in the rural-urban fringe of urban areas. The Decision Making Matrix will help them to choose the best site on a map for a housing estate, retail park and industrial estate, using location factors and map evidence. The activities are based on OS 1:50,000 Map Extracts or any OS map of any urban area. A generic version of the OS Decision Making Matrix is provided. More advanced learners can choose their own possible sites for a new development and create relevant location factors.

By Gailstenhouse

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - intorduction to biomes

GCSE 9-1; Ecosystems - intorduction to biomes

This is the first in a series of lessons about biomes, available as a bundle. The lesson introduces students to the concept of ecosystems that occur at different scales. Students are asked to classify ecosystems of different scales. They are then introduced to abiotic and biotic factors. Biomes are located globally and students are introduced to the different types of biome. Students are then required to used graphical skills to draw and interpret graphs, showing temperature ranges and total rainfall for a range of biomes. The lesson is linked to an examination question and mark scheme and to finish there is a quiz with answers to test what the students have learned. Resources are included at the end of the PowerPoint.

By ReallyGoodGeography

Geography fieldwork resource bundle

Geography fieldwork resource bundle

Includes rivers, coasts, urban and tourism fieldwork sheets and booklets for use from Key Stage 3 to GCSE. Booklets can easily be adapted for your study area. All resources have been use successfully with students.

By ReallyGoodGeography

Fieldwork; GCSE Urban fieldwork booklet - based on Leeds

Fieldwork; GCSE Urban fieldwork booklet - based on Leeds

This fieldwork booklet is designed to link in with the People of the UK GCSE topic. It includes index of decay and environmental quality surveys, accompanied by site descriptions. It also has a multi-cultural survey based in Leeds City Market. There are surveys about the buses and cycle point, which are sustainable transport strategies. All the survey sites are identified on the front cover. They have been chosen to allow students to study the whole CBD and financial district. This fieldwork booklet also links in with my other GCSE lessons based on Leeds

By ReallyGoodGeography

2017 NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Year 9 CLIMATE CHANGE 1-11 Bundle

2017 NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Year 9 CLIMATE CHANGE 1-11 Bundle

A rejuvenated Climate Change SOW from last year. The lessons all HAVE ANSWERS. They also include innovative starters and plenary activities. It provides group and individual activities, including ways to answer exam questions. This is some of my best designs in teaching for TES. It includes Exam questions Walk and Talk ANSWERS. See the new lesson below on the Peer Assessed Presentations. SAVE 40%! This bundle includes the baseline test for Year 9.

By GJDavis27

2017 NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Year 9 CLIMATE CHANGE 1-10 Bundle

2017 NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Year 9 CLIMATE CHANGE 1-10 Bundle

A rejuvenated Climate Change SOW from last year. The lessons all HAVE ANSWERS. They also include innovative starters and plenary activities. It provides group and individual activities, including ways to answer exam questions. This is some of my best designs in teaching for TES. It includes Exam questions Walk and Talk ANSWERS. See the new lesson below on the the 7 Impacts of Climate Change. SAVE 40%!

By GJDavis27

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Syllabus Year 9 The 7 Impacts of Climate Change  BUNDLE

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Syllabus Year 9 The 7 Impacts of Climate Change BUNDLE

This bundle is a combination of the NEW Climate Change SOW for Year 9 for OCR B syllabus. The lesson has innovative starter, plenary and homework activities. It also includes exam questions with success criteria and answers. The students are to create group PowerPoint presentations on one of the 7 impacts of Climate Change and present to the class. This bundle contains potentially 4 lessons work combined with the Topic Test I have attached. Save 40%. See a slide from the lesson below.

By GJDavis27

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Syllabus Year 9 11) The 7 Impacts of Climate Change PA WITH ANSWERS

NEW OCR B Enquiring Minds Syllabus Year 9 11) The 7 Impacts of Climate Change PA WITH ANSWERS

An improvement to the lesson designed to incorporate exam assessment. The aim of the lessons (usually 2) is to peer assess the presentations designed by the students. The starter activity is an assessment on the homework relating to the WWF page on carbon dioxide emissions. Alternatively, or use this as a second starter in lesson 2, you can use Geography Hangman. The peer assessment sheet is attached. I have provided a modelled example on the IWB slide whereby students take facts to build up knowledge on each of the 7 impacts of climate change and then RAG the students presenting. I have provided extension questions for the students seen below: Research the rise in sea level (page 60-61). Describe a social and environmental impact that results from rising sea level. [4 marks] Explain two ways in which people are affected by climate change (see you research and the one for sea level or other example) [4]. These have a mark scheme and ANSWERS for the student to self assess. Similarly, I have added a slide here with additional questions about Carbon Dioxide Emissions with ANSWERS to further develop students knowledge. The plenary is Taboo (sheet attached) and key word catch to test new literacy from this topic.

By GJDavis27